--- Joseph <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi list. Merry Christmas!! > > This is my first post on a Freebsd Mailing List, so > don't be too harsh on me if my ettiquette isn't > acceptable. > > Ok, I guess I'll get to the heart of this post: > > I'm trying to figure out how to boot 5-releng-1 > alongside my 4-stable slice. > > After a surprisingly successful buildworld/kernel, > installworld, I used /stand/sysinstall to > fdisk/disklabel the appropriate partitions. By the > way, both slices exist on the same disk. > > Booting to stable was fine, however, booting to > current gave me: > > invalid partion > > I was, however, able to get it to work, when I > pointed the boot to 0:ad(2,e)/boot/loader (which is > the location of my current's root partition.) >
The FreeBSD boot process wants to use "a" partition from active slice by default. You can try set rootdev in /boot/loader.conf to your / partition. Please see the archives, this issues have been discussed before. If the error persists, check which slice is marked active in PT. HTH, /Dorin. > I'm happy with how my current installation went, but > I may have missed a crucial step along the way. > > Any advice welcome > >  I was referred here from the newbies list. Go > figure. > If this isn't a newb question, what is? > PS. Running 5.x and 4.x on same disk is not just a walk in the park :). Good luck > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Free Pop-Up Blocker - Get it now http://companion.yahoo.com/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"